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GIA (India) honours students of G.D. diploma
The G.D. diploma is regarded as the most prestigious in the industry
By: Diamond World News Service
May 11 2009 5:30PM
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The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) India held a commencement ceremony on April 10 for students who have earned the Graduate Diamond (G.D.) diploma. The honours were handed down by Pratish Popat, Partner with Jasraj Kalianji, who served as Chief Guest at the event.

“GIA's G.D. diploma is regarded as the industry's most prestigious academic and professional credential in diamonds,” Popat said. Manoj Singhania, School Director, GIA India further added, “In the Graduate Diamond course, which lasts up to seven weeks, students master GIA’s International Diamond Grading System by working with real diamonds, under the trained eye of a professional instructor. Other courses that are in high demand include the Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) and the Accredited Jewelry Professional (A.J.P.) diploma programmes.”

The graduation ceremony was followed by a GIA India Laboratory tour. Further the students were treated to a “Question and Answer” session with Matthew Hall, Director, GIA India Laboratory; Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director, GIA India and the Middle East; and Manoj Singhania.

Explaining the important role of GIA India, Popat mentioned that, The new campus at GIA India’s Bandra Kurla Complex reflects the high standards of GIA Education internationally. Offering world-class facilities and qualified instructors, GIA India Education is the starting point for aspiring students who want to forge a career in gems and jewellery or for professionals seeking updated capabilities and greater opportunities.”

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